Charlie King, Republican Candidate for Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Loudoun issued the following press release today,
KING CITES PATTERN OF POOR JUDGMENT;
CALLS FOR YORK TO WITHDRAW FROM CHAIRMAN’S RACE
LEESBURG, VA – “With the arrest of Scott York’s campaign Treasurer and protégé Shawn Williams for assault and unlawful and his subsequent resignation from the Board of Supervisors, Mr. York’s campaign has hit a new low in poor judgment,” said Charlie King, Republican candidate for Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
“I’m saddened by Shawn William’s arrest and he made the right decision to resign,” said King. “Shawn served his country, has worked hard to improve Loudoun County and is devoted to his family. It’s regrettable that Mr. York continued to overlook Shawn’s longstanding problems when he should have urged him to get the help many of us believed he needed. Selecting a man with serious personal issues to serve as his campaign treasurer and then defending that decision to the end shows incredibly poor judgment by Mr. York,” he added.
“After everything he has done to raise doubts about his judgment and honesty, this is the last straw, and I call on Scott York to withdraw from the chairman’s race,” said King. “The public is tired of career politicians thinking they are insulated from matters of right and wrong, and that incumbency means entitlement.”
“When York entered the race for chairman in June, he named Williams as his campaign Treasurer, a high profile position with legal implications. When the Washington Post ran an article questioning this appointment, York said Williams’ history of multiple DUIs and violence was “not relevant”.”
York needs to withdraw from the race for Chairman. Loudoun County citizens deserve better.